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    Default Lime Street Station c.1890

    Watching Michael Portillo’s programme Great British Railway Journeys, it struck me how often it is outsiders who make the most of Liverpool’s heritage. In this instance, Portillo was enthusing about the unique place Lime Street Station held in the history of the railway. His first impression – the magnificent canyon cut out of rock as [...]

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    Nice one Colin.

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    My dad worked there for thirty years. I have some very happy memories of Lime Street station as a boy. My dad would take me there, get his friends to let me onto the footplate and sometimes let me travel to Edge Hill in the guards van. When you're six or seven years old, it's a great experience.

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    That musta been great Ronnie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    That musta been great Ronnie.
    It was mate! The old feller started at 14 in 1943. His dad and three brothers were all railwaymen and my grandma worked on the railways during WW2. The street we lived in was owned by the railway before being taken over by Liverpool University. As soon as I was old enough to drink, my dad took me to Ma Eggies, The Legs of Man, Lord Warden and The Courthouse. He left British Rail for British Leyland because he couldn't stand the new type of managers who had no experience of the job. That was in 1973! If he could see the nuggets running things now, he's start a revolution on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieW View Post
    It was mate! The old feller started at 14 in 1943. His dad and three brothers were all railwaymen and my grandma worked on the railways during WW2. The street we lived in was owned by the railway before being taken over by Liverpool University. As soon as I was old enough to drink, my dad took me to Ma Eggies, The Legs of Man, Lord Warden and The Courthouse. He left British Rail for British Leyland because he couldn't stand the new type of managers who had no experience of the job. That was in 1973! If he could see the nuggets running things now, he's start a revolution on his own.
    It's like that throughout industry now. The old train guys were a special breed indeed.

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